Viking / Folk Metal from Finland
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Petri Lindroos - Harsh Vocals, Guitars (ex-Norther)
Markus Toivonen - Guitars, Backing Vocals, Clean Vocals (ex-Soulstream)
Sami Hinkka - Bass, Backing Vocals, Clean Vocals (October Falls, ex-Rapture)
Emmi Silvennoinen - Keyboards, Backing Vocals (ex-Exsecratus)
Janne Parviainen - Drums (ex-Zwanziger, ex-Valvet, ex-Barathrum, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy)
Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM released their fifth full length album entitled "Unsung Heroes", on August 27th via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) in Hollola, Finland and other locations in the Hämeenlinna area. According to a press release, the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s "From Afar" "sees the Finnish five-piece — founded in 1995 — pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess. A cinematic experience from first note to last, 'Unsung Heroes' takes the listener on a journey of genuine light and shade, with the 16 minute-plus 'Passion Proof Power' showing that when it comes to the epic statement, ENSIFERUM are very much in the front-line, swords at the ready."
Commented the band: "We've tried to push the different aspects of what we do as far as we can; the sonic scope is wider than ever. The folk elements go further down that path and the metallic parts will absolutely rip your face off!"
Once again, album art has been supplied by Kristian Wåhlin, with featured special guests including members of APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and legendary Finnish singer and actor Vesa-Matti Loiri.
A music video for the song "In My Sword I Trust" from ENSIFERUM, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
2. In My Sword I Trust
3. Unsung Heroes
4. Burning Leaves
5. Celestial Bond
6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond Part II)
9. Last Breath
10. Passion Proof Power
Release Date: August 27th, 2012